An American couple who traveled in the Diamond Princess cruise ship that's docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, Japan, have had their hopes of coming home dashed. Rebecca Frasure has tested positive for the coronavirus, which means she has to remain in quarantine at a nearby hospital. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
An ambulance trust is seeking 1,000 extra workers and volunteers to help it through the coming weeks, as it copes with the peak of the coronavirus crisis.
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the chest computed tomography (CT) findings in patients with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to evaluate its relationship with clinical features. Materials and Methods Study sample consisted of 80 patients diagnosed as COVID-19 from January to February 2020. The chest CT images and clinical data were reviewed, and the relationship between them was analyzed. Results Totally, 80 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were included. With regards to the clinical manifestations, 58 (73%) of the 80 patients had cough, and 61 (76%) of the 80 patients had high...
Condition: COVID-19 Interventions: Other: Discontinuation of ARB/ACEI; Other: Continuation of ARB/ACEI Sponsors: University of Pennsylvania; Jordana B. Cohen, MD, MSCE; Thomas C. Hanff, MD, MPH; Vicente Corrales-Medina, MD, PhD; James Brian Byrd, MD; Roberto Viau Colindres Not yet recruiting
Conditions: Coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Shock; Acute Circulatory Failure; Left Ventricular Dysfunction; Fluid Overload Interventions: Device: Transpulmonary thermodilution; Device: Echocardiography Sponsor: Bicetre Hospital Not yet recruiting
UNISON Cymru/Wales has welcomed the Welsh government’s new guidelines on social distancing at work, which aim to ensure a physical distance of two metres is maintained between workers in certain employment settings. Regional secretary Tanya Palmer said: “Every employer has a duty to keep their staff safe and it’s important for all of us to follow government advice on COVID-19. “People need to do everything they can to stay healthy and out of hospital so our healthcare workers can concentrate on those most severely affected by the virus.” There are clearly numerous public service work environme...
Conclusion: Critically ill patients with COVID-19 often require a moderate duration of mechanical ventilation and vasopressor support. Most of these patients recover and survive to ICU discharge with supportive care using lung protective ventilation strategies, avoiding excess fluids, screening and treating bacterial co-infection, and timely intubation. Lower rather than upper respiratory tract viral burden correlates with clinical severity of illness. PMID: 32248675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Caijuan Xu, Jingfen Jin, Jianping Song, Yan Yang, Meiqi Yao, Yuping Zhang, Ruiyi Zao, Zhimei Chen
UNISON member Mohammad Ahsan is a care assistant in North London. He’s one of the brave key workers pulling long shifts during the COVID-19 crisis, just to make sure vulnerable people aren’t left alone. “Every day, I look after around 6-7 people, for an hour or so each,” he says. “I drive to visit them in their homes to give them personal care, wash them, change their clothes and help with cooking and shopping.” “Everybody is worried about the virus. Carers are worried for themselves, and worried for our clients too.” “Most of my clients are elderly and in the high risk...
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data and analysis are vital for informing the public and the government's response to COVID-19. This page is a summary of insights from our most recent analysis and will be updated as new publications are released. Last updated at 09:30 on 8 April 2020.
Time kinetics of viral clearance in reference to the resolution of symptoms in 16 patients treated in Beijing, China, show that half of the patients with COVID-19 were viral positive even after resolution of their symptoms (median 2.5 days, range 1 to 8 days).